For 150 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Jude Dry's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Misandrists
Lowest review score: 0 A Dog's Purpose
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 150
150 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Jude Dry
    As Angie feels caught between many worlds, so does her story. A little bit teen sex romp, a little bit female friendship plug, a little bit Asian American immigrant story, Inbetween Girl has no shortage of things to say. It just needed to trim out the noise so we could hear them.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Crush is, for better or worse, just like every other teen rom-com, extraordinary in its ordinariness. It succeeds at what it sets out to do: Give queer kids a totally enjoyable, and often quite funny, mainstream love story with a happy ending.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Prior and Zagorodnii are both so watchable, and their chemistry so electric, that it’s easy to get swept away in their romance. Historical accuracy be damned.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Choose or Die is a perfect entry point into genre for younger viewers, one that will also satisfy old school diehards even as it takes some pointed (perhaps deserved?) jabs at them.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Surprisingly funny, well-acted, and a little offbeat, Aline is as delightfully kooky as its monumental subject.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    With a little sleight of hand and a well-executed metaphor, horror can encompass both the fun and the artifice of filmmaking. Night’s End may not be perfect, but it’s perfectly flawed.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Though movie references and Cage quotes abound, there’s something for everyone in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. It’s one of the funniest movies of the year.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It delivers plenty of blood spattered, gut-spilling gore to satisfy genre lover’s bloodlust, even if we’ve pretty much seen everything a chainsaw can do by now.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The film’s greatest achievement is the measured and elegant gaze on a woman in the prime of life, often referred to as middle age, whose desires (both sexual and professional) are neither diminished nor pathologized.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    What emerges is a more ephemeral portrait of the time and place that O’Connor sprang from and was rebelling against.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Scream makes so many references to its predecessors, along with plenty of other horror flicks both lowbrow and high, it’s impossible to forget you’re watching a fictional film. It may be exciting to let the audience in on the joke, but it’s hard to get lost in this world.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    See for Me wastes no frame in its brisk 92 minute running time, it’s a tightly-wound thriller propelled by enough turns that you won’t want to miss a beat.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Though the title may be the cleverest thing about this cookie cutter affair, it’s refreshing to see a gay family film that doesn’t use its characters’ sexuality for dramatic conflict.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    It’s a wrenching look at the perils of prohibition, and who wins when all is said and done.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    The moral is clear as day to any kid, though plenty of adults could use the reminder: Never judge any creature by the way they look. And, for animation devotees, the lesson is the same: Never judge a cute animated offering by its platform.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    In Beans, Deer has transformed the most painful experience of her life into a vital human story, while holding an unflinching mirror up to the racism and discrimination indigenous communities still face to this day.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    Fans will praise this film as yet another brave sacrifice at the altar of artistic vulnerability — because that’s what “A Man Named Scott” wants you to believe. But the authorized film lacks the artistic vision of Cudi’s musical talents, despite its best efforts.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    The result is a breezy but chilling romp through a haunted rural farmhouse, seen through extremely high-resolution handheld camera work. Like most studio horror movies these days, it looks a lot better than it should, and slaps a bit less.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Cheeky and inventive in equal measure, with brilliant performances all around, a whipsmart script and sharp pacing make The Trip one of the most fun watches of the year.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Jude Dry
    Though the movie is clearly enamored with its own creativity, it’s not fun for anyone else. The title alone has already inspired titters online, and the movie is just as clunky and overwrought.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    In Son of Monarchs, Gambis has mapped the butterflies’ migratory paths and genetic patterns onto Mendel’s search for belonging. It’s an inspired blend of science and narrative, and an affecting allegory emerges from the unique imagery.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    The only bright spot about the odd timing of South of Heaven is that it’s so obviously a relic of pre-pandemic Hollywood, one that hopefully will stop making lifeless thrillers full of hackneyed dialogue and formulaic action.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 67 Jude Dry
    Transmitting a massive download of ideas into one film, there’s no doubt that Williams and Uzeyman have creativity to spare, and they deserve all the support they can get to share it with the world. When you’re this close to the divine, the medium is a pretty-enough message.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    A kaleidoscopic fantasy warped through the lens of a 1970s sci-fi Western, After Blue is a synthetic siren song for the freaks of the future and the past.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Shot primarily at her eye level, Little Girl takes you straight to the heart of the trans child’s experience, seeing through her eyes the dogged support of her indefatigable mother and loving family.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Jude Dry
    My Name Is Pauli Murray balances Murray’s varied interests and causes with a deft hand, acknowledging their contributions to the women’s movement while not minimizing their trans-ness, as many scholars had done until Rosenberg’s book.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 58 Jude Dry
    With its “Glee”-colored dance numbers and drag-lite drag scenes, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie just isn’t serving.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 83 Jude Dry
    Equal parts confounding, challenging, and insanely fun, “Dashcam” is horror at its most inventive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Jude Dry
    Barnard once again proves herself the bard of the British working class. In Ali & Ava, she abandons her occasionally bleak realism for a kind of stubborn hopefulness, letting the delight of unexpected connection break through the storm clouds.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 42 Jude Dry
    A humorless melodrama about a woman haunted by her past, Malignant sits somewhere between a slasher, a ghost story, and a possession flick, never fully embracing either. The result is a confusing melange of genre archetypes that lacks a clear point of view, even a surface-level stylistic one.

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